Has it ever occurred to you that the condition of your toothbrush can affect the condition of your teeth? If you think about it, if your toothbrush is filled with bacteria, then your teeth will be too. Dr. Behnam Y. Moghadasian and our team here at Great Neck Dental Care in Great Neck, New York, cares for your oral health, which is why we are happy to give you information about your toothbrush and how to care for it properly.
The American Dental Association recommends changing your toothbrush every four to six months or if the bristles become too frayed. Switching out your toothbrush is important because it will help keep your teeth in the best shape possible. It is also important to note, if you suffer an illness it is also a good idea to switch out your toothbrush after you are healed, so you do not carry the germs and bacteria from the illness back into your smile.
When it comes to storing your special toothbrush, remember to keep it in a clean, dry place. If you let it dry properly, you can keep bacteria from settling into the bristles. If your toothbrush is placed in an area that is exposed to other bacteria, that can seep into your toothbrush and spread in your mouth. So, remember to keep your toothbrush in a safe, clean place, so your teeth can be kept in tip-top shape!
If you have questions about your oral health, or wonder if it’s time for a dental checkup, please call us today at 516-717-4729 to set up an appointment. Our friendly staff is happy to help you with any oral health care questions you may have.